Lawyer: Whitey Bulger companion to plead guilty to contempt

Bulger was convicted and sentenced to life in prison

Catherine Greig
This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Catherine Greig, longtime girlfriend of Whitey Bulger, who was captured with Bulger in 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif. Greig pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston in 2012 and is serving an eight-year sentence for identity fraud and conspiracy to harbor a fugitive. Greig was indicted Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, on one count of criminal contempt that alleges she refused to testify since December 2014 whether other people helped Bulger during his 16 years on the run. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)

BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer says former Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s longtime girlfriend plans to plead guilty to a federal contempt charge.

Catherine Greig already is serving an eight-year prison term for helping Bulger avoid capture during his 16 years on the run.

Defense attorney Kevin Reddington told a magistrate judge Monday she would plead guilty to the one-countcontempt indictment. Prosecutors allege she disobeyed a judge’s order to testify before a grand jury investigating whether other people helped and harbored Bulger.

Greig didn’t attend the hearing. Reddington says a formal plea agreement hasn’t been filed.

Bulger and Greig were living in Santa Monica, California, when they were captured in 2011.

Bulger was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He argued he was unable to fully present his defense at trial.

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